To this..I finally finished it last night. I wanted the colours to be stronger, the contrasts greater, more representative of Sam alive than as a memory – I felt I was being a bit careful, almost precious before. Little things have been added – there’s roses in her hairband, and the red of her lips was from a picture of Kate Moss in a red see-through dress, her nose smoothed out. But it’s all a balance – I’m now looking at her eyebrows thinking there’s a big contrast between the black of the first picture and this one. But that could be the different light and the camera as I haven’t changed them, possibly the photo sucking in the matt density of the paint rather than the charcoal – her face also looks whiter, except it isn’t..however I can’t control the urge to go and check all these points out…sometimes the hardest thing is knowing when to stop..
Laters, Kate x
P.S. More information about the history of this picture here.
You are so very talented. A beautiful picture.
Thank you – it’s getting there. Now I want to do more! have an idea for an icon type painting on wood… xxx
It’s stunning. I am totally awestruck.
Bless you lovely xxxxxx
OH, Kate it’s BEAUTIFUL!!! What an amazing tribute to your cousin!! So sorry for your loss…
Thank you! It’s getting there..I’ve hung it on a wall so I can get a different perspective.. xxx
I know there is one piece, but it would be so cool) to have a photo series of the progression of the piece. XO
PS. the best part, of course, is that it has been created with LOVE. Art created with love brings good karma to everyone.
You are so on my wave-length!! I did take some early ones..somewhere..I will see if I can find them and update this post xxx
It has an ethereal quality that is appropriate for someone lost, and so very tragically. How wonderful to be able to express your love and grief in this way. Thank you.
I’ve enjoyed being in the painting zone again..although does mean my house goes to wrack and ruin!! xxx
It’s a beautiful tribute…
Thank you.. xxx
Wow you are a person of many talents!
What do they say? A jack of all trades and a master of none!! xxx
It’s beautiful!!! You’re so talented!!
Thank you..now I just need to step away from the painting! xxx
Thank you..I had a few gulp moments..but I’m much happier now.. xxx
Very creative and you have inspired me to get back into my paints!!!
You’re gorgeous, Lady! The subject of the portrait a gorgeous lady too. You did her and yourself proud! Now step back, Your work here is done 🙂 XO!
Excellent. In so many ways. Congratulations for this work. It is amazing how some (extraordinary) people can create beauty out of sadness.
What a wonderful tribute. I can tell from this painting that she had a very beautiful and vibrant spirit.
Wow! Gorgeous and a beautiful tribute. xo